Nearly the new world : the British West Indies and the flight from Nazism, 1933-1945 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Nearly the new world : the British West Indies and the flight from Nazism, 1933-1945

Author: Joanna Newman
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the years leading up to the Second World War, increasingly desperate European Jews looked to far-flung destinations such as Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica in search of refuge from the horrors of Hitler's Europe. Nearly the New World tells the extraordinary story of Jewish refugees who overcame persecution and sought safety in the West Indies from the 1930s through the end of the war. At the same time, it gives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newman, Joanna.
Nearly the new world.
New York : Berghahn, 2019
(DLC) 2019026284
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Newman
ISBN: 9781789203332 1789203333 9781789206494 1789206499
OCLC Number: 1085699461
Description: xii, 307 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The contextual drivers : the British West Indies, the colonial office and Jewish refugee organizations --
Jews seeking refuge, 1933-1938 --
Panic migration : the British West Indies and the refugee crisis of 1938-39 --
Boat people --
Internment, camps and missed opportunities.
Responsibility: Joanna Newman.

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"In this rich and resonant study, Joanna Newman recounts the little-known story of this Jewish exodus to the British West Indies from the 1930s to the end of the war ... Through a vivid combination Read more...

 
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